|Number of vulnerabilities||1|
|CVE ID|| CVE-2012-1889
|CWE ID|| CWE-119
|Public exploit||This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.|
Microsoft XML Core Services
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software
This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
The weakness exists due to boundary error in XML Core Services (MSXML) when attempting to access an object in memory that has not been initialized. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Web site, trick the victim into viewing it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.
Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.
Install update from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
Microsoft XML Core Services: 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0CPE
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.